Monday, May 2, 2011

What I Saw at Tribeca

My latest on Film Misery is up, notes on a few movies I saw at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The most indelible image though is that of Rifdha (pictured above), a brave smart precocious 10 year from the Maldives. She is one of 3 young contestants at a Koran reciting competition at the heart of Koran by Heart, a documentary from HBO. She was at the screening and I felt such warmth towards her. I wanted to protect her dreams and help her accomplish them. That movie was the most inspiring I've seen in awhile.

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